• Need a gift for the green gardener in your life? Instead of socks, why not surprise them with a Giftbox? CLICK HERE
  • Christmas Deliveries - To ensure delivery before Christmas, please place any orders by 9.00am on Weds 18th December
  • Solitary Bee Houses as featured on Gardeners World are the easy way to attract Solitary BeesCLICK HERE
  • Use Sb Invigorator NATURAL Spray to control pests in unheated greenhouses / conservatories during the winter CLICK HERE
  • For the greenhouse - Use Garlic Candles and Citrox Natural Disinfectant to clear your greenhouse of pests - CLICK HERE
  • Plastic-free seed sowing - Replace plastic pots with Coir Pellets, Coir Pots or soil blocks made with our Soil Block Maker CLICK HERE
   

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  • Waspinator Poem from a customer

    Just want to say thank you to Mrs Maureen W who sent us the following poem about Waspinators and it is so good I thought I would share it......... Advice from a friendly wasp. So, you don't like wasps, but I want you to know we wasps in spring help...
  • RHS Top 10 Pests

    Each year the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) lists its top 10 Pests from the previous year and it's great to see how many of these pests we have a natural solution for! Below is listed their top ten pests for last year based on enquiries received by their Gardening Advice...
  • Customer Question - Box Tree Moth Nematodes

    Q. "Is your nematode for box tree moth Bacillus thuringensis? I haven't seen any yet, but reckon it may be good to be prepared if the nematodes work." Judith Davies A. Thanks for the message and the nematodes and the Bacillus product are 2 separate products. Bacillus is not approved...
  • Customer Question - Lacewing Larvae and Provado Insecticide

    Q. "2 days ago I sprayed my apple tree with Provado fruit & veg. bug killer. How soon can I order and use lacewing larvae on the tree?" Wendy Mitchell A. Thanks for the message and I have checked on the website and although it is an insecticide, it breaks...
  • Customer Question - British Ladybirds?

    Q. "Hi there, Are the ladybirds British ladybirds?" Alison Gomez-Russell. A. Thanks for the message and yes we only supply native Adalia Bipunctata 2 Spot Ladybirds which are native to the UK. CLICK HERE to find out more about our BRITISH Ladybirds
  • Customer Question - Controlling Flea Beetle

    Q. "Hi Jon, Any tips on getting rid of flea beetles?" Andy A. Thanks for the message and Flea Beetle is hard to control as it is like 2 pests in 1 i.e. it overwinters as a beetle and it is the beetle that attacks the foliage of brassicas and...
  • Harlequin Ladybirds

    One of the things I get the most questions about at this time of year is Harlequin Ladybirds, so I thought I would answer some of these questions as a BLOG about how to identify them, why they are a problem, what to do with them if you find them...
  • Customer Question - Is SB Invigorator safe for bees?

    "Hi, just brought some live ladybirds from you which I’ve successfully released - brilliant thanks. Just wondered if your SB Invigorator spray is safe for bees etc. I suspect not if it effective against aphids etc. But thought I’d try. The ladybirds will definitely help but a couple of our...
  • Metaldehyde slug pellets banned

    Last year the government announced that slug pellets containing metaldehyde are to be banned, so from June this year they will no longer be on sale. DEFRA said that "metaldehyde poses an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals" and it is believed to be one of the reasons for a...
  • Customer Question - Honeysuckle attack!

    Q. "Honeysuckle attack! This happened last year, and this year I thought my honeysuckle was looking healthy until I noticed the leaves curling and the young flower buds are covered in what I presume are aphids. There are so many that I haven’t tried picking them off by hand and...

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